Herand Abcarian Lecture: How to Navigate a Second Career in Surgery (No CME)

imageHow to Navigate a Second Career in Surgery

Presiding Officer and Introducer: David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS, New Orleans, LA
Lecturer: Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Burlington, MA

After 32 years at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA, Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS, FASCRS, resigned earlier this year from her position as chair, department of surgery, and senior staff surgeon, the department of colon and rectal surgery. It would be easy to assume that after a long and distinguished tenure, Dr. Roberts is retiring. Wrong. She’s making plans for her next career.

Dr. Roberts discusses her path to a new career and offers advice to her surgical colleagues who might harbor dreams of a similar journey during the 2019 Herand Abcarian Lecture: How to Navigate a Second Career in Surgery.

The Herand Abcarian Lecture was established by the Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery in 2006 to honor colon and rectal surgeon Herand Abcarian, MD, FACS, FASCRS, and to address issues of relevance to the surgical community at-large and focus on emerging issues in surgery.

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents


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Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during a activity, please report it on the evaluation.

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Faculty and Disclosures

David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS - Nothing to Disclose
Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS, FASCRS - Nothing to Disclose

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - Nothing to Disclosure
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - Nothing to Disclosure


David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - Nothing to Disclosure
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - Nothing to Disclosure
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - Nothing to Disclosure
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - Nothing to Disclosure
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Nothing to Disclosure
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Nothing to Disclosure


Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - Nothing to Disclosure


Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon), Houston, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - Nothing to Disclosure
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - Nothing to Disclosure

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.

This educational activity is not eligible for CME or CE credits.

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